Originally known as Newcastle Polytechnic, the University was formed in 1969 from the amalgamation of three regional colleges: Rutherford College of Technology, the College of Art & Industrial Design, and the Municipal College of Commerce. By the year 2000 Northumbria University was the largest university in the North East of England.
Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic quality. We conduct ground-breaking research that is responsive to the science & technology, health & well being, economic & social and arts & cultural needs of the communities.
We understand the demands on your time, the need to study, earn while you learn and have some free time. As a Northumbria student, make sure you get the most out of your Careers and Employment Service so that you stand out from the crowd, for help and support come and talk to us.
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At Northumbria, we make things easier by offering a variety of University accommodation that suits all tastes and budgets. All University Accommodation includes fast 100 MB broadband and utility bills. We have over 5,000 bedrooms that are close to, or have convenient transport to, our campuses in Newcastle upon Tyne. So you can be within easy reach of the University’s facilities and the city’s bustling culture and nightlife
Second highest scoring university library in the UK in the Times Higher Student Experience Survey for 2015, and awarded the UK Government Customer Service Excellence (CSE) accreditation since 2010, the University Library ensures students receive the right support they need from enrolment to graduation.
All University Accommodation includes fast 100 MB broadband and utility bills.
The newest section of the Campus, connected by tree-lined walkways, has won over 20 awards for design and sustainability. As well as modern teaching, learning and research facilities you can access the library and IT resources 24/7. There is a wide choice of student accommodation, and our flagship Sport Central facility caters for everyone from performance athletes to students who just want to try a fitness class. Northumbria has won the national WhatUni Student Choice Award 2014 for the best city life of any university in the UK.
Our sports centres offer fantastic opportunities for people at every level of fitness. We have fitness centres, a sprint track, squash courts, a six-lane 25m swimming pool and numerous outdoor pitches. At our flagship Sport Central facility the main arena can cater for up to 3,000 people and is home to the Newcastle Eagles, the most successful team in the British Basketball League.
The Students’ Union offers a great social scene at the heart of our City Campus. The Union building features three award-winning bars and it’s the venue for some of the biggest club nights and gigs in Newcastle.There are a huge range of clubs and societies that you can join. With all our thousands of students, there are sure to be people who share your enthusiasms and want to try new activities.
Northumbria University is fully accredited by the UK Government and has been granted degree awarding powers by an Act of Parliament. For further details click: Recognised UK degrees Many of Northumbrias courses carry accreditation from professional bodies. Full details about all of the courses can be found at: Course search